A pleated fabric circle is often used to create badges and ribbons as well as other craft items. Fabric is a desired material when compared to paper because it allows more flexibility, water resistance, and a much stronger workable surface. Pleating fabric can be extremely difficult because most fabrics will not hold a pleat without reinforcement. But with minimal sewing skills, you can create a fabric pleated circle in a short amount of time that addresses this challenge.
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Things you need
- 1 and 1/2 inch fabric circle
- Sewing needle
Cut a section of thread that measures around 30 inches. Fold the yarn in half and double thread the needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread.
Sew around the edge of the circle using the thread and needle. Stitch from front to back of the circle. End the stitching at the starting point and tie.
Pull the end stitch tight to crinkle up the fabric.
Flatten the circle with the stitches facing upward. Press out the fabric to created a pleated surface.
Sew down through the centre of the circle, pulling tight on the ends. Tie the end knot and cut thread when finished.
Press fabric flat on a surface with the thread side facing upward.
Tips and warnings
- Place a sticker, button, or another piece of fabric in the centre for a more decorative look.
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